Kangaroo Jack is proudly an Australian owned and operated clothing apparel and local tourism business on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia.
Kangaroo Jack donates a percentage of all our online face mask sales to our local Wadawurrung Indigenous Community at the Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Victoria, Australia. The Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates indigenous educational programs for Australian school students and disadvantaged indigenous youth.
At the core of our brand is our ‘Kangaroo (Badagarang) Jack’ artwork, created by the very talented indigenous artist M.J. Badagarang from the ‘Dharug Nation’ in Sydney, Australia.
“The traditional name for kangaroo in Dharug Country is ‘Badagarang’, this is my totem animal that I must always protect and cherish. The kangaroo is a strong, native Australian animal and is considered to be very family orientated. The yellow, orange and brown lines inside the kangaroo artwork represent the rivers in Australia. Rivers are important to us as traditional people as it provides life to ‘Country’. In my culture the term ‘Country’ refers to people, animals, place and land. The orange dots that form small circles represent communities, signifying the 750 Aboriginal Countries that make up Australia. The ‘U’ shapes around the kangaroo symbolises the different people coming from around the world that are seeking understanding for culture and traditional Australia. The white dots connects us all, as one people. No mater where you come from, I acknowledge you and thank you for visiting the stories my old people left us. Thank you for supporting ‘Kangaroo Jack’.
Let’s walk together.” M.J. Badagarang (Mikaela J. Cameron)
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